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Laura Allen's Blog – April 2010 Archive (3)

The NCBTMB: Time to Back Up and Punt

This past weekend, ABMP convened the 14th annual School Issues Forum in Alexandria, VA. I was teaching at the NC Chapter of AMTA’s Spring Conference and couldn’t attend, and apparently, I missed a little firestorm by not being there.



Neal Delaporta, Chairman of the Board of the… Continue

Added by Laura Allen on April 27, 2010 at 3:41am — No Comments

Male Massage Therapists: Survival of the Fittest

According to surveys by our professional associations, males account for less than 20% of massage therapists. From the personal experiences I’ve had with teaching male students,having male therapists in my own practice, and serving on a state board, I’ve made a few observations. I think males definitely have a harder row to hoe when it comes to making a living in massage therapy.



I’ve employed a couple of male therapists over the years who practiced…

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Added by Laura Allen on April 21, 2010 at 4:00am — 14 Comments

Local Laws Affect YOU!

I try to keep abreast of what’s going on in the political scene of massage–and to update my readers on that. I am amazed at the amount of people who apparently don’t care. I hear things like “I’m just too busy doing massage to keep up with that stuff.”



Well, here’s a reality check. There are still plenty of places in the US where we are treated like prostitutes or some other category of second-class citizen. Right this moment in Chicago, the zoning commission is…

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Added by Laura Allen on April 2, 2010 at 11:19am — 8 Comments

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